April 29, 2017

Is Acer's New 31.5" 4K Display a Dream Monitor for Film Editors?

With a long list of desirable features, editors will definitely want to take a look at Acer's new display.

At its Next@Acer event in New York City, Acer unveiled a striking new display that will definitely pique the interest of many video editors. And really, it should, because the 31.5" ProDesign monitor was designed with image editors in mind, including photographers, graphic designers, and video/film editors.

The LCD display measures in at 31.5" and is capable of 550 nits at 4K resolution—translation: big, bright, clear screen. "Enhanced color gamut" supports 130% of the sRGB and 95% of the DCI-P3 color spaces in 8 bits. It has a response time of 4 milliseconds with a 100 million to 1 contrast ratio.

When it comes to connectivity, Acer's new display includes two HDMI 2.0 ports, audio out, a DisplayPort 1.2, a USB 3.1 Type C input, and four USB 3.1 Type C outputs that are not only suitable for peripherals, but are capable of power delivery of up to 85W—a great feature because, as AppleInsider says

The inclusion of USB-C as the connection method, plus supplying 85W of power makes it one of the only monitors available that will keep a 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro fully charged while in use.

Tech Specs

  • 31.5" LCD display
  • 550 nits at 4K
  • Enhanced color gamut
  • HDR
  • Connectivity: Two HDMI 2.0 ports, audio out, a DisplayPort 1.2, a USB 3.1 Type C input, and four USB 3.1 Type C outputs

The ProDesigner display also comes with a pair of 2W speakers and a removable anti-glare hood. No word yet on pricing or availability yet, but we'll update as we learn more.     

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Only 8 bit for a 'pro' monitor? I think 10 should at least be standard.

The newly released LG 32ud99 seems much more appealing. :)

April 30, 2017 at 4:02AM

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Ash Tailor
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HDR on a 550 Nit LCD panel. Yeah, not so much...

April 30, 2017 at 12:59PM

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Oscar Stegland
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Dream monitor? With 8-bit?!?

Of course I was not in the least bit surprised to scroll up and find that this article was written by resident NFS clickbait writer "V Renée"...

Seriously, either stick to writing about what you know, or at the very least, just stick to the facts and stop embellishing stories with inaccurate headlines. It just makes the site feel cheap and tacky.

April 30, 2017 at 4:59PM

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8bit and 550 nits? Nop. Far from being a dream monitor...

April 30, 2017 at 9:11PM

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Alex Mandarino
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8bit?? whose dream it was?

April 30, 2017 at 11:56PM, Edited April 30, 11:56PM

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It's called advertising folks.

May 1, 2017 at 7:17AM

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Jonathon Sendall
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Loving the anti-glare hood, class. However, the specs seem a little post-future?

May 1, 2017 at 7:21PM

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Callum Sutton
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